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What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby remnant » 14 Nov 2016, 08:31

It has to be said that since we are mortals, quite a number of blogs remain stagnant or moribund when the owner dies or simply suits blogging. Personally, I have started a number of blogs and lost steam midway. I remember that on Hubpages, I lost 50 posts after being rejected by Adsense. What happens to such blogs?
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby niche » 15 Nov 2016, 03:37

usually the domain name will expire as the owner cannot pay for the expenses
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby shamzblueworld » 15 Nov 2016, 08:10

niche wrote:usually the domain name will expire as the owner cannot pay for the expenses

Yes but if the owner keeps the domain and hosting active, they can still generate revenue if they have good content.
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby Decentlady » 15 Nov 2016, 08:13

What about those blogs on free platforms like standard WordPress or Blogger?
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby Canaria » 15 Nov 2016, 10:32

Decentlady wrote:What about those blogs on free platforms like standard WordPress or Blogger?


The blogs will stay available permanently, no matter how long they are abandoned (unless the owner him/herself wants to get rid of it).
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby shamzblueworld » 15 Nov 2016, 10:53

Canaria wrote:
Decentlady wrote:What about those blogs on free platforms like standard WordPress or Blogger?


The blogs will stay available permanently, no matter how long they are abandoned (unless the owner him/herself wants to get rid of it).

Yes and the platform would be making money for it if the content is good enough.
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby Canaria » 15 Nov 2016, 11:05

Umm.. but I don't think leaving your blog untouched is a good idea, especially if you have multiple blogs. And of course, the ads traffic would drop significantly due to lack of visitors. The problem is, there are bound to be security holes if your blog is left abandoned. Installed theme and plugins used maybe infested with malware, but worst of all, once it's hacked, your other blog or websites are similarly at great risk. So, it is advised to keep in touch with every blog you made, or you can manually get rid of them if unused.
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby niche » 15 Nov 2016, 12:58

@shamzblueworld

The revenues of a website do not depend on the quality of content, it depends on how much the website is promoted, and how well connected the website owner is in India, whether he or she has a godfather or powerful relatives, friends to rank well in google,
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby Angie10 » 15 Nov 2016, 15:14

shamzblueworld wrote:
Canaria wrote:
Decentlady wrote:What about those blogs on free platforms like standard WordPress or Blogger?


The blogs will stay available permanently, no matter how long they are abandoned (unless the owner him/herself wants to get rid of it).

Yes and the platform would be making money for it if the content is good enough.


Hang on, but I thought you can't make money from free blog sites like Wordpress.Com and Blogger?! I'm doing so much reading and researching before I publish my blog and I'm getting a little bogged down with all the information LOL
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby Canaria » 15 Nov 2016, 16:36

Hang on, but I thought you can't make money from free blog sites like Wordpress.Com and Blogger?! I'm doing so much reading and researching before I publish my blog and I'm getting a little bogged down with all the information LOL.


Yes you can make money out of them. Anyway, this might help you, so take a look https://smartblogger.com/passive-income/

Generating traffic itself is the main boss here, and it can easily take many years of your career as a blogger. But, perhaps not if you are on the right path.
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby Gina145 » 15 Nov 2016, 21:51

Canaria wrote:
Hang on, but I thought you can't make money from free blog sites like Wordpress.Com and Blogger?! I'm doing so much reading and researching before I publish my blog and I'm getting a little bogged down with all the information LOL.


Yes you can make money out of them. Anyway, this might help you, so take a look https://smartblogger.com/passive-income/

Generating traffic itself is the main boss here, and it can easily take many years of your career as a blogger. But, perhaps not if you are on the right path.


I know you can make money using a free Blogger account because I've got ads on my blog, but it's my understanding that you can't make money through a wordpress.com blog. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby Canaria » 16 Nov 2016, 02:47

Gina, the only Ads traffic that are allowed for Wordpress is only WordAds. However, the revenue is very poor since you shared majority of them with WordAds, unless you are Wordpress premium user. For more inquiry, check out this link https://wordads.co/faq/
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby Gina145 » 17 Nov 2016, 22:59

Canaria wrote:Gina, the only Ads traffic that are allowed for Wordpress is only WordAds. However, the revenue is very poor since you shared majority of them with WordAds, unless you are Wordpress premium user. For more inquiry, check out this link https://wordads.co/faq/


Thanks, I've learned something I didn't know when I started my blog. But reading through their FAQ I see one problem with that compared to Blogger - WordAds is only available if you have a custom domain name, not the default free [example].wordpress.com URL.

I also like being able to use Amazon ads where they fit in with my content, so I guess I'm better off where I am. It's a shame really because I preferred the format of Wordpress when I used it at BlogJob.
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby germainebull » 17 Dec 2016, 05:40

Canaria wrote:Umm.. but I don't think leaving your blog untouched is a good idea, especially if you have multiple blogs.


Please remember that these situations may not be the wish of the blog owner. A blog owner may die in a plane or car crash, thus unwillingly abandoning his/her blog.
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Re: What happens to deserted blogs?

Postby thisnthat » 10 Jan 2017, 15:51

Canaria wrote:
Decentlady wrote:What about those blogs on free platforms like standard WordPress or Blogger?


The blogs will stay available permanently, no matter how long they are abandoned (unless the owner him/herself wants to get rid of it).


Yep, I have some old blogs that are still there (from many years ago). I should probably do something with them.
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